Literally just a few minutes ago, I saw the trailer to Pixar's latest endeavor, "Brave." And after being teased with fan art, folklore looking movie posters, and the occasional, "Brave to be the best of Pixar bunch..." headlines from a few of my favorite blogs, I finally got a trailer to back all that action up.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.
I really do enjoy the trailer... Visually Pixar never fails, of course. And when it comes to the story, Pixar gives you a well in depth movie that does little in failing us, as well. A story about being put into a mold that you hate to be placed into and breaking out of that mold to do the things you want to do and to use the freedom you have... It's a story all of us are facing. Just not faced with Kings and Queens as parents and living in an era with no toilets... Or panties, for that matter.
I'm thoroughly entertained by it, but wanting more of what the story is about, which means it had the balls to being a hit trailer. Hit trailers give you just enough to want and to see more, but not EVERYTHING, because they want you to be filled with suspense and curiosity, and in which you will, which urges you to purchase your theater ticket opening night. The only thing is, I know there is a witch and a wish involved, in which they barely presented in the trailer, which could be a good or bad thing. I think adding it would have helped in getting people excited, as compared to it just looking like a movie about a girl wanting to rebel because she's better than the boys. And did you see Merida's hair?! Oh my word, I paused the video around the 0:40 mark and gazed at that mane of red. That beautiful mane of red. I wanna pet it. I wanna braid it. Gah, I just want it! I'm a freak for redheads, sorry.
Also, the nerve of some people to compare it to "How To Train Your Dragon," just because you see a few vikings roaming around the film when dragons have absolutely NOTHING to do with the storyline... C'mon, people. Broaden your horizons, why don't you. Step away from comparisons, and just enjoy it for what it is, yeah?
ANYWHO... Will you be watching?